Allergies, asthma or any other chronic lung disease? Be aware! The reason can be the molds that grow indoors and affect health severely. Molds can grow in your home if certain conditions are ideal. The main reason that stimulates their growth is moisture. If you are able to get rid of moisture you can say goodbye to the molds too. They can lay dormant for years until they get the right temperature, nutrients, and moisture.
Mold is not only responsible for lung diseases and allergies, but also skin and throat irritations as well.
Symptoms of mold exposure are –
- Respiratory issues like breathing difficulties, chest tightness, and wheezing
- A runny nose, sinus and nasal congestion
- Throat irritation
- Sneezing fits
Places where mold grow indoors –
Bathrooms or showers:
Plenty of water and humidity make your bathroom an ideal place for growing molds. A Hot shower can make the bathroom more humid. Since this place is not ventilated properly, the humidity tends to linger and make the place perfect for molds to survive.
- While you are taking a bath, use a ventilation fan and keep it on for approx. 30 minutes
- You can also use dehumidifier
- Keep the floor and surface clean and dry
Refrigerator drip pans:
Refrigerator drip pan is a hidden place that is just perfect for molds to survive. Since this place collects condensation and does not get any air circulation, this is the perfect breeding place for molds.
Clean the drip pan by using white vinegar and water at least once in a month.
One of the major reasons the ceiling is extremely susceptible to mold is the leaks in the ceiling. In today’s busy modern lifestyle, we often overlook the ceilings. If you find your ceiling is getting discolored, it is the sign that there is moisture catching up.
Call a professional if you find a particular part of your ceiling is getting faded. Get a roof leak repairing work to protect the ceiling from the molds.
Apart from the above three places, there are many other indoor places that susceptible to mold growth like:
- Crawlspaces and basements
- Air duct and vents
- Window sills
The main mantra to keep your home mold free is to keep them moisture free. Keep it clean and dry always. A mold-free home is a healthy home.